Oct. 23, 2013
THE FLATS – Senior Tyaunna Marshall of the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team can add another honor onto her preseason award list after being named to the John R. Wooden Award Women’s Preseason Top 30 list.
Marshall was also named to the Preseason All-ACC Team by the coaches and the media and was featured on the 2013 Wade Watch List.
The Woodard Award preseason list is comprised of 30 student-athletes who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the early front-runners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The list is chosen by a preseason poll of national college women’s basketball media members.
Marshall was a 2013 AP and WBCA Honorable Mention All-American and was named to the All-ACC First Team. Marshall was also named to the 2013 ACC All-Defensive Team. The 5-9 guard led Tech last season, averaging 18.1 ppg and 8.4 rpg. Marshall was the only player in the ACC to rank in the conference’s top 10 in scoring, rebounding and steals in 2012-13.
The Upper Marlboro, Md. native enters her senior season with 1,520 career points which ranks eighth on Georgia Tech’s all-time list. Marshall is one of just five Yellow Jackets all-time with at least 1,500 career points and 600 career rebounds.
The Wooden Award is one of the most prestigious individual honors in college basketball. It is bestowed upon the nation’s best player at an institution of higher education who has proven to his or her university that he or she is making progress toward graduation and maintaining a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA.
The Jackets host Clayton State in an exhibition game on Sunday at 2 p.m. before opening up the 2013-14 campaign on Friday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. against Coppin State at McCamish Pavilion.
2013-14 John R. Wooden Award® Preseason Top 30
Name Height Class Position University Conference
Natalie Achonwa 6-3 Sr. F Notre Dame ACC
Rachel Banham 5-9 Jr. G Minnesota Big Ten
Brittany Boyd 5-9 Jr. G California Pac-12
Gennifer Brandon 6-2 Sr. F California Pac-12
Hallie Christofferson 6-3 Sr. F Iowa State Big 12
Jerica Coley 5-8 Sr. G FIU Conference USA
Jazmine Davis 5-7 Jr. PG Washington Pac-12
Diamond DeShields 6-1 Fr. G North Carolina ACC
Stefanie Dolson 6-5 Sr. C UConn The American
Aaryn Ellenberg 5-7 Sr. G Oklahoma Big 12
Bashaara Graves 6-2 So. F Tennessee SEC
Chelsea Gray 5-11 Sr. G Duke ACC
Cassie Harberts 6-2 Sr. F USC Pac-12
Bria Hartley 5-8 Sr. G UConn The American
Jordan Hooper 6-2 Sr. F Nebraska Big Ten
Tricia Liston 6-1 Sr. G Duke ACC
Maggie Lucas 5-10 Sr. G Penn State Big Ten
Tyaunna Marshall 5-9 Sr. G Georgia Tech ACC
Kayla McBride 5-11 Sr. G Notre Dame ACC
Xylina McDaniel 6-2 So. F North Carolina ACC
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis 6-0 Jr. F UConn The American
Chiney Ogwumike# 6-4 Sr. F Stanford Pac-12
Theresa Plaisance 6-5 Sr. F LSU SEC
Shoni Schimmel 5-6 Jr. G Louisville The American
Meighan Simmons 5-9 Sr. G Tennessee SEC
Odyssey Sims# 5-8 Sr. G Baylor Big 12
DeNesha Stallworth 6-3 Sr. F Kentucky SEC
Breanna Stewart 6-4 So. F UConn The American
Alyssa Thomas 6-2 Sr. F Maryland ACC
Elizabeth Williams 6-3 Jr. C/F Duke ACC